The Schedule for the Cremation of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

An Announcement for All Those Around the World Who Have a Connection of Any Sort with the Lord of Refuge Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Our precious teacher, the Lord of Refuge Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche passed into parinirvana on a very holy day, the anniversary of day when the Buddha Shakyamuni himself passed into parinirvana. As is traditional, all of the Thrangu Monasteries are observing Rinpoche’s parinirvana by conducting seven weeks of pujas. We are now observing the fourth week; the seventh week will end on the forty-ninth day, Saturday July 22, the fifth day of the sixth Tibetan month.

On the suggestion of the Gyalwang Karmapa, in order for Rinpoche’s students who live far away to have an opportunity to pay their respects to his kudung (precious remains) and gather the accumulation of merit by making offerings to it, the kudung will be preserved until November. At the end, there will be a week-long Chakrasamvara Grand Puja, starting on October 29, 2023, and ending on Saturday, November 4, the festival of the Buddha’s Descent from Heaven, the 22nd day of the ninth Tibetan month. On that day, Rinpoche’s kudung will be cremated at the sacred site of Namo Buddha. All of Rinpoche’s students and everyone who has faith in or any connection with Rinpoche is welcome to attend.  

Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery

June 26, 2023

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